Chicken Fried and Biscotti

Well, not both at the same time.  A week from today I will be in or at least almost to Alaska for a 12 day R&R with my Honey.  So I thought I’d best get some goodies ready to take to him. 

CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI

Wisk  together:             2 cups flour

                                        1/2 cup cocoa

                                        1 tsp baking soda

                                        1 tsp salt

Cream together:      6 Tbsp soft butter

                                     2 large eggs

Add dry ingredients and when combined add 1 cup chopped nuts and 3/4 c chocolate chips.  Divide dough in half

On large cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or sprayed,  shape half of the dough into a log about 12 inches long and 2 inche wide.  Flatten it out.  Repeat of other half of dough.  Bake at 350 for 35 min.  Cool on sheet for about 10 minutes.  Slice loaves diagonally into 3/4 inch slices and place cut side down back on baking sheet and bake for 10 more minutes.  Cool on racs and then enjoy with a cup of rally nice and hot and strong coffee.  Great dippers!!!!

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LEMON ALMOND BISCOTTI

Wisk together:                2 cups flour

                                      3/4 cup cornmeal

                                       1 1/2 tsp baking powder

                                       1 tsp salt

Beat until lemony color:          2 large eggs

                                                          1 cup sugar

Combine and then add 3 Tbsp of lemon zest and 3/4 cup of chopped almonds.  Divide in half.  On parchment lined cookie sheet shape dough into 9X3 inch smashed logs and bake at 325 for 35 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes, then slice as before.  Bake another 35 minutes cut side down.  Cool on rack.  Enjoy with coffee.  yummy

Chocolate biscotti is courtesy of Molly of Batter Splattered.  She used walnuts.  I had none, or so I thought, so used mixed nuts.  I found walnuts after I had the dough together.  Never fails does it. 

Lemon/Almond biscotti from recipe from Giada on the FoodNetwork.  She dipped hers in white chocolate and I don’t need that.  But bet its yummy that way though.  I must admit…..I forgot the cormeal.  Don’t know where my brain was, but not on the recipe.  They turned out okay.  Still yummy dippers.

 

Called MIL last night and she was pouting.  I hadn’t cooked for them.  I thought I had left her with enough for leftovers.  I think I did, but she is getting used to this being cooked for thing. 

Chicken Fried Steak-Double Dipped

2 tenderized beef steaks or tenderize your own

Combine in pie pan:       1 pint butter milk         

                                                 hot sauce to taste

Let marinate for 1 hour or longer, up to 4 hours. 

Whisk together in another pie pan: 1 cup flour

                                                                1 tsp cayenne

                                                               1 tsp Penzey’s Hungary Sweet Paprika

                                                           1/2 tsp black pepper

After marinating, dredge steaks in flour and let dry for 5 minutes.  Drop in buttermilk again and back in flour.  Let set for 5 minutes and then deep fry at 350 turning once.  I don’t usually fire up the deep frier but put a couple of nches of oil in the pan and have at it.

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Poured off most of the oil and left the goodies, added flour and browned it.  Milk and let it cook down to make gravy.  Made mashed taters and there was dinner.  Veggies are up to her.

 

Sorry things aren’t lined up, but I’ve been trying to and ………I give up.

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